Polyvore just announced through their blog (blog.polyvore.com/2013/01/closing-style-adviceask-section.html) that they are shutting down their Style Advice/Ask section as of this month. A lot of Polyvore users are expressing discontent with their decision on the comment section of above blog post (100+).
The Polyvore management team will have expected some resistance from their users against their decision to shut down the Ask section, but from the way they put it in their post they make it pretty clear that there is no going back. Many users are saying that they will stop using Polyvore and delete their accounts as well. But will this be a set back for Polyvore? Probably not.
Polyvore is doing very well business-wise and recently posted that they have exceeded 20 million unique visitors per month. The growth of Polyvore is impressive, as can be seen below.
So where will the users who have been left out go from here? Polyvore suggested sites like Yahoo! Answers or Quora but neither really provide a platform dedicated for fashion. Gotryiton used to offer similar services where users were able to provide fashion advice but they've recently moved to more of an instagram kind of an app.
Could this be an opportunity for Wear With? Stay tuned! ;-)